Red Deer public schools

Red Deer Public Schools and Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools are ready for cannabis legalization. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Red Deer schools are ready to respond to cannabis

Prepared for cannabis legalization

Red Deer Public Schools and Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools are ready for cannabis legalization. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)
Aliyah Bisson, age six, enjoys harvest garden soup at Normandeau School in Red Deer Tuesday. Bisson’s Grade 2 class got to taste a broth made of the vegetables that were planted in the schoolyard last spring. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/ Advocate staff).

PHOTO: Eating what you sow:

Normandeau School students tuck into veggies grown in their own schoolyard

Aliyah Bisson, age six, enjoys harvest garden soup at Normandeau School in Red Deer Tuesday. Bisson’s Grade 2 class got to taste a broth made of the vegetables that were planted in the schoolyard last spring. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/ Advocate staff).
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Central Alberta school districts are graded on their no-smoking policies

ASH wants them to tighten restrictions on tobacco, vaping, as well as cannabis

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Smile Cookie campaign is on now at Tim Hortons in Red Deer to support the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools’ Reading College. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Support child literacy with Smile Cookies

Red Deer Public Schools and Tim Hortons work together

  • Sep 17, 2018
Smile Cookie campaign is on now at Tim Hortons in Red Deer to support the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools’ Reading College. (Photo by Advocate staff)
File photo by ADVOCATE staff                                A playground that engages visually impaired students and is accessible to children in wheelchairs is being planned for Red Deer’s largest elementary school.

New barrier-free playground to be installed at Red Deer school

Red Deer North MLA Kim Schreiner presents $150,000 grant

File photo by ADVOCATE staff                                A playground that engages visually impaired students and is accessible to children in wheelchairs is being planned for Red Deer’s largest elementary school.
Safety is her No. 1 priority: Patrol Tia Kirova helps direct traffic near Don Campbell Elementary School in Red Deer. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Safety is her No. 1 priority: Patrol Tia Kirova helps direct traffic near Don Campbell Elementary School in Red Deer. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Teacher Janna Armstrong helps boost the literacy of these Red Deer public school students before they hit Grade 3 in the Reading College program, running this month at RDC. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

WATCH: Red Deer’s Reading College mixes learning with fun to give students a promising future

Public school program at RDC helps Grade-two-ers catch up on literacy skills

Teacher Janna Armstrong helps boost the literacy of these Red Deer public school students before they hit Grade 3 in the Reading College program, running this month at RDC. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
St. Joseph High School is located north of Timberlands in east Red Deer on the newly named Agora Campus. ((Advocate file photo).

Red Deer’s Agora Campus awaits more high schools

Public and Francophone schools will eventually join St. Joseph Catholic school

St. Joseph High School is located north of Timberlands in east Red Deer on the newly named Agora Campus. ((Advocate file photo).
Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff                                Grade 5 Spanish Immersion students at Vista Grande School (or Grandview School) in Red Deer celebrate a ‘graduation’ on the last day of school.
Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff                                Grade 5 Spanish Immersion students at Vista Grande School (or Grandview School) in Red Deer celebrate a ‘graduation’ on the last day of school.
Construction of the new Westpark Middle School should be complete by September 2019. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Summer construction for Red Deer and area schools

Hard hat activity at WestPark and St. Patrick’s schools

Construction of the new Westpark Middle School should be complete by September 2019. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Inside a sea container greenhouse. (Contributed image).
Inside a sea container greenhouse. (Contributed image).
Minister David Eggen and Red Deer South MLA Barb Miller take part in a class that strengthens student literacy at Joseph Welsh Elementary School in Red Deer. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Minister David Eggen and Red Deer South MLA Barb Miller take part in a class that strengthens student literacy at Joseph Welsh Elementary School in Red Deer. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Olympic skeleton racer Jane Channell made a surprise visit to the G. H. Dawe Community School Grade 4/5 class she has been mentoring through the Classrooms Champions program.                                Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff

Updated: Olympian inspires Red Deer students

Olympic skeleton racer Jane Channell made a surprise visit to the students she has been mentoring

Olympic skeleton racer Jane Channell made a surprise visit to the G. H. Dawe Community School Grade 4/5 class she has been mentoring through the Classrooms Champions program.                                Photo by PAUL COWLEY/Advocate staff
Red Deer’s Deputy Mayor Ken Johnston read a proclamation at Barrie Wilson Elementary School on Friday at declares June 11 the day to officially remember children who died at Indian Residential Schools. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Red Deer’s Deputy Mayor Ken Johnston read a proclamation at Barrie Wilson Elementary School on Friday at declares June 11 the day to officially remember children who died at Indian Residential Schools. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Grade 5 École Barrie Wilson Elementary School students Presley Richert and Lyla McKeage concentrate on the video game “Anastazia and Olekly from Ukraine to Canada” that Richert created for her Coding Quest project. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Grade 5 École Barrie Wilson Elementary School students Presley Richert and Lyla McKeage concentrate on the video game “Anastazia and Olekly from Ukraine to Canada” that Richert created for her Coding Quest project. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
READER PHOTO: Red Deer students celebrate Canadian courage at Juno Beach

READER PHOTO: Red Deer students celebrate Canadian courage at Juno Beach

Teenagers from Red Deer’s Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School are learning about…

  • Mar 23, 2018
READER PHOTO: Red Deer students celebrate Canadian courage at Juno Beach
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Divergent views on budget expressed by Red Deer school boards

Red Deer’s two school board chairs have opposite views on the provincial…

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Mental health advocate Sheldon Kennedy and Stu Henry, superintendent of Red Deer public schools (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

WATCH: Red Deer teachers asked to embrace new classroom role with student mental health

Sheldon Kennedy speaks at public school teacher conference

Mental health advocate Sheldon Kennedy and Stu Henry, superintendent of Red Deer public schools (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff                                Red Deer North MLA Kim Schreiner and Annie McKitrick, parliamentary secretary to Alberta’s Minister of Education, say ‘Hi’ to twin students Aya and Joudi Malouhi at Fairview Elementary School.

Universal food program for students at Red Deer school to continue

All Fairview Elementary students can get a free breakfast and lunch

Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff                                Red Deer North MLA Kim Schreiner and Annie McKitrick, parliamentary secretary to Alberta’s Minister of Education, say ‘Hi’ to twin students Aya and Joudi Malouhi at Fairview Elementary School.
Nutrition program continues to fuel students

Nutrition program continues to fuel students

Red Deer school expands program

Nutrition program continues to fuel students